Continue reading below. Stocks rose, paring the S&P 500's biggest weekly loss since April, as investors geared up to assess corporate earnings, though Wells Fargo slipped after its earnings failed to rise for the first time in 18 quarters.
Investors' radar screens have long been clear of the one blip guaranteed to sound the alarm in financial markets: interest rate rises by central banks.
Amazon is asking the Federal Aviation Administration permission to use drones as part of its plan to deliver packages to customers in 30 minutes or less.
... * Yen hits multi-month or multi-week highs. * Worries about some Portuguese banks knock equities lower. * Markets in two minds over possible impact of bank fallout (Updates prices, adds quotes).
Reynolds American and Lorillard confirmed on Friday that they were working on a merger that will reshape Big Tobacco by bringing together two of the three largest US operators with a combined market capitalisation of $56bn.